New district, new laws?
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|Fri, 02-26-2010 - 1:28am|
I posted on the Special Ed board, but you guys are too good not to post here too. I have a son with AS, he's 9 and we have been homeschooling him for almost 2 years because of the horrible experiences we had with the last school district. He's doing wonderfully now.
Anyways, this is about my daughter who is 3. We don't want her in preschool YET, but we want her to continue with services. This is what I wrote on the other board:
She was evaluated by the school district when she turned 3. She qualified for Speech Therapy, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and for cognitive, which means the Preschool. They put on the IEP that she needs preschool, but parents declined, and so we brought her in for therapies only. This works for us.
Then we moved. This new district says they can't do that. They will give her what she needs and nothing less. She will go to preschool, not even part time since I asked, or she gets nothing. I asked if they could do what the last district did, and they said they won't make that kind of deal. They say it's "illegal". The man I spoke to said they were just taken to court by a student's parents because the parents thought the student was receiving too many services, and the district won.
The closest preschool that has openings are 8 miles away in another city, yet in the same district. It's a 20 minute drive, so I don't know how long on the bus.
Help? Are they being fair? Is there something that I'm missing?